MNREGA was used as 'partisan tool' to win votes: Govt cites study

 Government on Friday toughened its stand about bringing changes into UPA's flagship MNREGA scheme even as Congress hit out at the NDA regime for "weakening" the programme just for political reasons.

KG Basin, MNREGA among issues to be examined by PAC

Pending reports on KG Basin, UPA's flagship rural employment scheme MNREGA and indigenous construction of warships are among the 41 subjects selected by Parliament's key Public Accounts Committee for examination in the coming days, though it has skipped the 2G issue.

MNREGA may be restricted only to tribal, backward districts

The government on Monday indicated that it may restrict the rural job scheme MNREGA only to tribal and backward districts of the country.

Govt proposes major hike in funds for toilet construction
Govt proposes major hike in funds for toilet construction

Giving a big push to Prime Narendra Modi's ambitious Clean India mission, the government on Tuesday proposed a major hike in funds provided for constructing household toilets in rural areas and providing better sanitation facilities in schools and anganwadis.

Vasundhara Raje calls for joint efforts to transform Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje called for joint efforts to transform Rajasthan and make it shining in all sectors.

Gujarat is No. 1 in implementing MNREGA: Gujarat minister

Gujarat`s Rural Development Minister Jayanti Kavadiya claimed that the state was number one in India in implementing MNREGA.

Over Rs 12,000 cr MNREGA payments delayed in 2013-14 beyond 15 days: Govt

Payments of over Rs 12,000 crore were delayed beyond the stipulated period of 15 days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in 2013-14, the government on Thursday said.

Asset creation under MNREGA: Easier said than done!

Regarded as assistance doled by the Centre with hardly any connection with asset creation or livelihood generation, many thought that the Modi government would scrap the flagship programme.

Modi Govt trying to dilute MGNREGA: CPI(M)

CPI(M) on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of seeking to dilute or do away with social security issues, saying the dreams of "good days" have been converted into "bitter pills" after BJP assumed office.

NDA to bring broad changes in MNREGA

The NDA government has decided to bring broad changes in the rural job guarantee scheme launched by UPA by proposing at least Rs 25,000 crore of investment into agriculture alone.

Delay in payment of MNREGA wages to attract punishment: Munde

Talking tough, new Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on Thursday said a punishable provision will be added to MNREGA for delay in payment to rural job seekers and asked state governments to take action against officers who are responsible for it.

Modi govt to restructure MNREGA, implement land acquisition law

Narendra Modi Government will restructure UPA`s flagship programme MNREGA by linking employment with development in rural areas and "rigorously" implement the new land acquisition law.

Bachchan, Parrikar, Sachin `beneficiaries` of MNREGA in Goa

Names of a host of celebrities from the world of cricket and Bollywood, including Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, have been found in the list of beneficiaries of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Assurance scheme in Goa.

Narendra Modi tears into UPA claims on MNREGA, RTI

Tearing into the claims of UPA about its flagship employment generation programme MNREGA, Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleged it had only "filled the pockets of Congress".

Mamata Banerjee slams Centre`s decision on MNREGA

When Central government is unable to provide funds even for 100 days` work under MNREGA, decision to increase it to 150 days is nothing but a political gimmick, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said.

Increasing MNREGA mandays a political gimmick: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday dubbed the Union Cabinet`s decision to raise the minimum number of workdays for tribals under the MNREGA as a "political gimmick".

CBI to probe MNREGA irregularities in UP during BSP rule

In fresh trouble for BSP ahead of general elections, CBI will soon begin probe in the alleged swindling of funds under MNREGA scheme in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh during the party`s rule.

CBI to probe MNREGA irregularities in UP during BSP rule

Spelling fresh trouble for BSP, CBI will soon start a probe in the alleged misappropriation of funds under MNREGA scheme in seven districts of UP during the party`s rule.

Need to have parity of wage under MNREGA, Minimum Wages Act: Jairam

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said there was a need to have parity of wage under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and the Minimum Wages Act.

MNREGA facing crisis of implementation: Aruna Roy

Despite its great potential and promise, the UPA`s ambitious flagship programme MNREGA is facing a crisis of implementation, noted social activist Aruna Roy said here on Saturday.